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Parish Church of Saints Philip and James in Verzuolo

Antica parrocchiale dei SS Filippo e Giacomo di Verzuolo Via al Castello Verzuolo CN
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It is without a doubt the most important artistic and architectural monument in Verzuolo.

The parish church is located within the fortified enclosure of the original centre of the ancient town, known as “La Villa”, documented in the mid 11th century.  On the medieval site, between the 11th and 12th centuries, were the bell tower and cell at the base, decorated with the Stories of San Nicola di Bari, by a Piedmontese maestro who was part of  the ottonian art movement.

The original structure with three naves was transformed into a single nave in the mid 1400s and numerous frescoes are dated to this period.  Among the decorations of the medieval phase is the tabernacle in green stone from Sampeyre dated 1473.  It is an elegant artefact redolent of the sculptors from southern France who were in the workshops of Saluzzo in that period.

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